Thursday 7th July 2011, Cambridge, UK – Jagex Games Studio today unveils the first details of the Clan Citadels expansion which launches in RuneScape on July 26. The expansion will fill RuneScape’s horizon with floating castles to offer in-game clans new, unique and fully customizable gameplay experiences.
The centrepiece of the expansion is the clan battlefields, a unique sandbox environment allowing clans to generate their own user-generated gameplay for the first time within RuneScape. Clans will have access to a full-blown Battleground Editor equipping them with all the tools needed to create and develop their own multiplayer games. Clans can create any gameplay they wish; ranging from simple capture the flag style games to full clan versus clan battles. Once created, clan members can save their games and even invite others to compete in their creation.
The Clan Citadels expansion breaks the mould for group gaming in MMO’s and will be open to all RuneScape members. Once signed up, clan leaders can select one of four Citadel layouts and propel their citadel into glorious sunshine or perpetual night. In addition to the clan battlefield, each citadel comes complete with portal grounds, meeting rooms, senates and party rooms. Players will have free reign to customise their castles and add banners and flags flying the colours of their clan.
The Clan Citadels is in place to support the vast number of clans now created within RuneScape and offers new and innovative functionality to those who enjoying playing in this group way. Clan Citadels will be able to offer MMO gamers a more fulfilling multiplayer experience than they may currently enjoy. With Clan Citadel’s unique mechanics, features and user-generated battle arenas, RuneScape will welcome all new players who seek more compelling clan gaming to come and see it for themselves.
Daniel Clough, VP of RuneScape, commented, “For over a decade RuneScape has pioneered MMO development and the launch of Clan Citadels will once again prove RuneScape’s commitment to creating truly unique and innovative content. Since our last clan update in April we have seen more than 1 million RuneScape players sign up to one of the 150,000+ in-game clans, so we felt it an important move to give them all something of this scale to support their clans and we know that they will be hugely looking forward to it. This update has been designed to make RuneScape’s clan support the envy of MMO world. We know that the functionality and gameplay on offer will appeal to clans from other MMO’s who long for better group play experiences and we warmly invite new clans to check out the update and judge for themselves just what RuneScape has to offer.”
Clan citadels will be released to RuneScape on 26 July 2011. To create your free account and prepare for the launch, visit www.RuneScape.com today.